How Nature Works: Soil
SOIL: THE FOUNDATION OF TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS
Healthy soils have a huge impact on the ecosystem’s ability to store energy, water, and nutrients; the three basic resources that support life. The interactions between microorganisms (living things you can’t see by eye) and macroorganisms (living things you can see) move these resources into various forms to support a variety of different organisms.
Animals don’t all share the same diet; plants don’t have mouths to eat food as we do. So having resources in different forms supports a more diverse ecosystem.
Now that we have healthy soil, what happens next?
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